Cee Vee, Texas

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Coordinates: 34°13′23″N 100°26′44″W / 34.223125°N 100.445674°W / 34.223125; -100.445674 Cee Vee is an unincorporated community in northwestern Cottle County, Texas, United States. It lies along FM 1440 northwest of the town of Paducah, the county seat of Cottle County.[1] Its elevation is 1,880 feet (573 m), and it is located at 34°13′23″N 100°26′44″W / 34.22306°N 100.44556°W / 34.22306; -100.44556 (34.2231253, -100.4456741).[2] Although Cee Vee is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 79223;[3] the ZCTA for ZIP Code 79223 had a population of 35 at the 2000 census.[4]

Cee Vee was founded on the land of the former CV Ranch; after the land was sold in 1927, a post office was opened in 1928. The postmaster wished to name the post office "CV," but as initials were invalid names for post offices according to departmental guidelines, the letter names were spelled out. A school opened in the area in 1928 and continued until shortly before 1960. Cee Vee was long a commercial center for a primarily agricultural area, despite its small size.[5]

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  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 98.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cee Vee, Texas
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Cee Vee, Texas, Handbook of Texas Online, 2008-01-17. Accessed 2008-09-26.

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